Turkey has also had its share of reality-warping perception management from afar. In the 14.08.2015 issue of Newsweek the article "Turkey Playing Chicken" indirectly, but clearly, suggests that Turkey is punishing the Kurds for "[deserting] the AK Party in droves and [voting] for a new, upstart pro-Kurdish movement called …HDP." Although the article is not naïve enough to say that Turkey is waging war with the Kurds, and acknowledges that the attacks being directed by the Turkish government are against the PKK - an organization that is internationally recognized as a terrorist group - our perception is directed that way. The fact that the stumbling block to the peace talks was the PKK's refusal to lay down arms, and that before any action was taken the PKK killed soldiers and police in Turkey, thus breaking the "fragile peace," is totally overlooked. In an İbrahim Kalın article published in the July 16 edition of Daily Sabah, he says the following: "instead of laying down arms and following a responsible political line, the PKK and its political wing, the Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP) is making excuses to continue armed struggle and legitimize the PKK's politics of terrorism. ..Despite huge progress in these areas, the PKK refuses to disarm and the HDP keeps making excuses… Instead of glorifying terrorism and demonizing Turkey, the PKK/KCK should lay down arms without conditions. The vast majority of Kurds want peace just as the vast majority of Turks do. Neither the PKK nor the HDP has the right to derail this process."Newsweek is trying to warp our perception to make us think that Turkey is out to get the Kurds in "Turkey Playing Chicken" article. But the fact that the stumbling block to the peace talks was the PKK's refusal to lay down arms, and that before any action was taken, the PKK killed soldiers and police in Turkey.thus, breaking the "fragile peace," is totally overlooked
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